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Derrick Harriott - Dance Hall Train FLAC album

Performer: Derrick Harriott
Genre: Reggae
Title: Dance Hall Train
Country: Jamaica
Released: 1994
Style: Reggae
FLAC version ZIP size: 1185 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1658 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1633 mb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 609
Other Formats: VQF AA MP2 MPC WMA AUD XM

Psychedelic Train, Chapter 3. Derrick Harriott. After having sung in church, Derrick Harriott started in the ’50s as a member of the duo Sang & Harriott. They scored with Lollipop Girl, both for Coxsone as well as for Duke Reid. Derrick Harriott helped to shape the chirpy rocksteady sound in Jamaica and is spoken of with reverence by many Jamaican artists. The album closer is the deejay version of that song with Ramon The Mexican as toaster, who later became known as sweet voiced vocalist Ambelique. In between these two tracks we are treated to a superb selection of (hit) tunes including Do I Worry, Solomon, No Man Is An Island, Groovy Situation, The Loser, Walk The Streets, the remake of Born To Love You and Message From A Black Man : Yes, my skin is black,, But that’s no reason to hold me back.

Derrick Harriott - It's All Right 03:03. After an incredible sixty years in the Jamaican music business the ever youthful Derrick Harriott is still actively involved in making music, reissuing classics from his copious catalogue, performing stage shows that would exhaust a man half his age and continuing to run his record shop in Half Way Tree, Kingston, Jamaica. Derrick Harriott first entered the musical arena in 1955 through Vere Johns Junior's Opportunity Hour talent contest where his solo renditions of 'When You Dance' proved very popular with one of the most demanding.

Finally, there's their fabulous cover of "Stop That Train," whose rhythm was immortalized by DJ Scotty on The Harder They Come soundtrack. Scotty's version is not here, but a rousing one comes courtesy of Big Youth, while the Crystalites also contribute a charming instrumental take on the song. Two more equally entertaining instrumentals by the band are also featured.


A Dance Hall Train
B Dance Hall Train (Version)

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CRY 0001 Derrick Harriott Dance Hall Train ‎(7") Crystal Records CRY 0001 Jamaica 1996